Changes in US Passport in 2017 – Things You Should be Aware of

People have been hearing about changes that are to come in the US passport. Since no exact information is available, people are apprehensive about the changes that will come to the little blue book. One thing is for sure that the blue book remains the blue book only. No changes are coming in the looks and appearance of the US passport. Mentioned below are certain things that you must know about the changes in the US passport: Continue reading

DVLA under fire as driving licence changes blamed for car hire queues

DVLA under fire as driving licence changes blamed for car hire queues
“Another problem is the need to give a national insurance number. People travelling abroad and hiring vehicles could well not have this number to hand. We are pushing for a change on the website, so people are asked for their passport number instead.”.
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Towards a new air travel experience
Example, the new SITA, Miami International Airport, Passport Express kiosks — following in the footsteps of the FTE or Future Travel Experience Awards award-winning Chicago O'Hare International Airport “Best Immigration Initiative of 2013” kiosks …
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Travel Insider: How to Get Through Airport Security Faster
Using Mobile Passport will help you get through the process really quickly. So far, the program is only at Miami and Atlanta, but CBP has publicly committed to rolling it out to the 20 biggest airports over the coming months. Mobile Passport is for US …
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'Holiday love rat destroyed me': Elaine Davison wants changes to marriage laws

'Holiday love rat destroyed me': Elaine Davison wants changes to marriage laws
"A few months after we got married, he changed really fast," she said. "He had me then, he had his bait. … "He said, 'Now I have got my passport, I can start to be myself because I haven't been able to be myself for seven years'." The couple divorced …
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Passport Dept to fast-track MRP process from districts
KATHMANDU, DEC 14 – If all goes to plan, people living outside the Valley will not have to come to the Capital to get their passport . The government has begun work to issue “urgent” passport s in each development region. The Ministry of Foreign …
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Airbnb says travellers are flocking to stay with Scousers
Forget St Lucia, Lisbon, or Latin America, more and more people are looking to send 'wish you were here' postcards from Liverpool. Travel firm Airbnb has noticed a massive increase in people flocking to the Mersey capital and reckons the city is top of …
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US Government Changes Citizenship Renunciation Passport Policy After Criticism

US Government Changes Citizenship Renunciation Passport Policy After Criticism
A bit of good news for U.S. citizens who apply to renounce their citizenship: In the past, they had to relinquish their passports upon announcing their intent to renounce. Now in most cases they can keep their passports until they're no longer official …
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The British Are Coming! Inside the English Invasion of Gotham
While the New York City-born mayor of London, Boris Johnson, threatens (again) to renounce his U.S. passport, United Kingdom-born businesses are moving in the opposite direction, signing leases all over town. Attracted by a common language, similar …
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A perspective on Cuba: Big changes for US, but not big enough

A perspective on Cuba: Big changes for US, but not big enough
It is harder for a government to blame all of its problems on the U.S. when people can hear the other side for themselves. The announcements from Washington this week were greeted by cheers in Havana, anger in parts of Miami and … When I lost my …
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Sex blogger Alvin Tan dares Malaysia government to revoke his passport
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Controversial sex blogger Alvin Tan on Sunday challenged Malaysia's government to revoke his passport, hours after the Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said his ministry would do so as early as …
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E-passports without place of birth, name changes to be replaced

E-passports without place of birth, name changes to be replaced
'Holders of e-passports in which place of birth and or name changes are not printed, are asked to submit their current passports and relevant application forms to any of the reception centres that have already been publicised by the Government,” he …
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What About Visas for Indians? Reciprocity Needed
Many have the art of visa applications down to a science. Some even approach it as a competitive sport. Yet there's always a lingering tension – will you get your visa or won't you? All sorts of worries, some more rational than others, plague your mind.
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50 Years of Achievement – Why Zambians Should Be Proud

50 Years of Achievement – Why Zambians Should Be Proud
Political integration and economic integration are not expedited processes; in fact they are organic elements of progress often resulting in the migration of people across the world. Zambians recently started traveling abroad and as a …. LET US NOT …
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Changes to police powers after terror attacks 'must be measured,' watchdogs say
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said this work would be "expedited." On Wednesday, Justice Minister … One attacker, Martin Couture-Rouleau, had been under RCMP watch and had his passport seized, but not actually charged. That case in particular has …
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A forgotten love story
While Huda was still in the Migration and Passport Authority's prison in November 2013, the South East Sana'a Preliminary Court gave permission to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to visit her. During a certain period of time the UNHCR visited Huda in …
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Changes reviewed

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Changes reviewed
Acceptable identification will include a driver's license, photo identification card, concealed carry license, a US passport, state or federal government employee identification, U.S. military identification, a student ID card or public assistance ID …
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Congressman calls for review of CBP policies following allegation of vaginal
According to the complaint, Doe had “recently received a passport (last year) and looked forward to traveling outside of the United States.” On December 8, 2012, …. A patient's treatment plan is determined by the treating Emergency Medicine physician …
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13 Tips to Stay Safe Through Any Travel Emergency
… are 13 tips to stay safe through any travel emergency: 1. Email yourself any vital information. Before you leave home, put any pertinent user names and passwords, pin numbers, social security number, passport information, etc. together on one document.
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